Thomas Hurd, interviewed by Bessie Dam, April 27, 1975, Burlington, Maine.

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NA 1083 (local)
April 27 1975 (Date created)

Hurd talks about getting hired to do woods work by Rufe Page; having to walk to his first job; lugging huge lunches out into the woods for the men on the job; how lunch was served; the only woman in the camp; how often he was paid at those early jobs; the wangan; smoking tobacco; becoming a foreman subcontractor; having to fire workers for not cutting enough; what kind of men he looked for in hiring; tools Hurd used for woodcutting; river-driving; pick-poles; cant-dogs; yarding; using dynamite to break up log jams; and sleeping arrangements on the river-drive. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Thomas Hurd (interviewee), Bessie Dam (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Wages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Sawmills (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Labor unions (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging accidents (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1910 - 1973
Geographic Coverage
Burlington, Maine (Geonames)
Nicatous Lake (Geonames)
Passadumkeag River (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Penobscot River (Geonames)
Argyle, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Thomas Hurd (interviewee)
Bessie Dam (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the log for NA 1083